Film, Video Skirmish of Rough Riders

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Title
Skirmish of Rough Riders
Summary
From Edison films catalog: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the road stands a company of mounted men, awaiting the order to advance. In the foreground, left as the flotsam of battle, is a dead horse from the shelter of which two marksmen are picking off the enemy. Suddenly comes the command, "Forward," and the riders dash up the road, out of sight, leaving behind them a great cloud of dust and smoke. A detachment of infantry covers the advance, and volley repeatedly as they press forward. 75 feet. $11.25.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
New Jersey. National Guard.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Cavalry operations
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
-  Soldiers
-  Horses
-  Skirmishing
Genre
Silent films
War films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Notes
-  38516 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 10June1899; 38516.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Reenacted by the New Jersey National Guard.
-  Duration: 0:50 at 24 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
-  Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Unbudded.
-  MAVIS 47154; Skirmish of Rough Riders.
-  Reenacted May 1899 in the Orange Mountains near West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10-11 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  ref print; Received: 12/16/96 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  dupe neg; Received: 5/17/96 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  masterpos; Received: 12/12/96 from LC film lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 6/10/1899; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
masterpos. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 88 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2798 (ref print)
FPE 9649 (dupe neg)
FPE 9128 (masterpos)
LC 959a (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0959
Library of Congress Control Number
98501105
Online Format
image
video
Description
From Edison films catalog: Shielded by a thick bit of timber at a turn of the road stands a company of mounted men, awaiting the order to advance. In the foreground, left as the flotsam of battle, is a dead horse from the shelter of which two marksmen are picking off the enemy. Suddenly comes the command, "Forward," and the riders dash up the road, out of sight, leaving behind them a great cloud of dust and smoke. A detachment of infantry covers the advance, and volley repeatedly as they press forward. 75 feet. $11.25.
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